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Regulation & Safety

In order to keep the cosmetics industry safe as well as innovative, there is a strong regulatory structure in place.

If you want to know about the new regulations and their effect on the industry, or the progress of alternative testing methods, or to stay on top of the latest regulatory requirements , we've got you covered!

SCCS publishes new opinion on use of cyclopentasiloxane (D5) in cosmetics

27-May-2015 - The European Commission's Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) has published its latest opinion on the use of cyclopentasiloxane (D5) in cosmetic products deeming it safe, except in certain hair...

Brazil adopts new legal framework for biodiversity-based research

26-May-2015 - A new legal framework has been put in place in Brazil to simplify biodiversity-based research and development for suppliers and manufacturers from the cosmetics, food and pharmaceutical industries.

Wake up – don’t fake up campaign launched to combat counterfeit cosmetics

20-May-2015 - The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) has launched its ‘Wake up - don’t fake up!’  awareness campaign warning consumers of the risks posed by fake beauty products, such as...

Technology can transform cosmetics business and ensure complete compliance

20-May-2015 - Technology is transforming our business in a number of ways with a number of devices and apps available to consumers. It can also transform a business’ routine and systems approach...

Cosmetics Europe Week aims to look ahead at future opportunities

15-May-2015 - The 2nd annual Cosmetics Europe Week will feature a conference program and breakout sessions aiming to uncover the future opportunities in the growing personal care industry, says the trade association’s...

Denmark calls for EU-wide ban of cosmetic preservative

13-May-2015 - The Danish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is calling for an EU-wide ban on the use of the preservative methylisothiazolinone in cosmetics products as it puts consumers at risk of suffering...

The rules have changed and biodiversity-based R&D needs to be reviewed to be compliant

06-May-2015 - Companies utilising natural ingredients need to review their practices to be compliant with new regulations on biodiversity-based R&D being adopted in Europe and other countries around the world, according to...

No ad ban for Tom Ford perfume as complaints that it ‘degrades women’ are not upheld

05-May-2015 - The latest advertising for Tom Ford’s Black Orchid perfume campaign featuring model Cara Delevingne has been deemed appropriate for display despite complaints that it was degrading and objectified women called...

Sun Care Special Newsletter

The lowdown on global sunscreen regulation

28-Apr-2015 - When it comes to regulation, cosmetic and personal care professionals will often cite sun care as one of the most challenging categories to gain global compliance. We spoke Carl Geffken,...

Navigating the Personal Care Products Safety Act

27-Apr-2015 - The act has just been introduced and with backing from industry giants such as Revlon and L’Oreal, as well as the Personal Care Product Council, it now looks set to...

in-cosmetics coverage

Asia's cosmetics regulations - what's new and what you need to know!

23-Apr-2015 - The emerging Asian economies are lucrative new markets, but with legislation changing at a fast pace, it can be challenging keeping up to date on requirements. Here, regulatory specialist Alain Khaiat...

Dispatches from in-cosmetics

Being a beauty arm of a global fashion brand definitely a help not hindrance for Burberry!

22-Apr-2015 - When Burberry took its beauty business in-house in April 2013 all eyes were on to see how one of the world’s best known fashion brands would position itself in the...

in-cosmetics coverage

Regulatory expert discusses navigation of China cosmetics market

21-Apr-2015 - We speak with Tommy Kong to find out more about China market regulations and the type of strategies that are most effective for entry into the vast and still fast-growing...

EC roundtable gathers stakeholders to discuss EDCs

31-Mar-2015 - The European Commission sits down with stakeholders in Brussels, following 27,087 responses to a public consultation on criteria to identify endocrine disruptors in February.

Will growth of wet wipes market be hampered by mounting evidence of pollution?

26-Mar-2015 - A new report indicates that the global wet wipes market is set for significant growth, but mounting evidence that the material causes pollution may cause consumers to think twice about...

Special newsletter - Men's grooming

How to keep male grooming products on the right side of the law

25-Mar-2015 - We talk to an expert about regulation in the male grooming category, throwing light on some of the specific challenges that anti-aging, hair loss and shaving products present in the...

Guthy-Renker facing lawsuit following hair loss complaints

23-Mar-2015 - Dallas-based firm Christiansen Davis has filed suit in a California federal court after multiple women claimed to have suffered severe hair loss after using ‘Wen Hair Products’. 

Beuc paper tracks EU position on cosmetics in TTIP

20-Mar-2015 - NGO, Beuc has published a document comparing the EU’s position on cosmetics from May 2014 to February 2015, to illustrate the Commission's updated position in the TTIP negotiations.

Special edition: Beauty from within

In the eye of the beholder: Where does the EU stand on beauty claims?

18-Mar-2015 - Unlike health claims, ‘beauty from within’ claims are regulated post-market and only when challenged – and how this process goes will depend on the case and the member state concerned.

Regulation Explained

Importing cosmetics to China? Here’s how the regulation looks…

17-Mar-2015 - The Chinese cosmetics market is a growing one and has become appealing for many major brands around the world, particularly with its booming skin care segment. Here, we speak to...

University of Karachi sets up dedicated Halal product testing lab

11-Mar-2015 - The University of Karachi’s (UoK) International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), has turned its attention to dedicated testing of Halal cosmetics and other Halal products by setting up...

Cosmetics Europe launches animal testing alternatives research consortium

04-Mar-2015 - The Personal Care trade association is looking to further develop Alternatives to Animal Testing (AAT) by setting up a Research Consortium aimed at looking at different approaches and encouraging the...

Specialty chemical company Clariant receives global ingredient certifications

02-Mar-2015 - The corporation’s cosmetic chemical production at manufacturing sites in and beyond Europe have been certified for Good Manufacturing Processes.

Trade bodies suggest way to minimise weight of cosmetic labelling rules

26-Feb-2015 - IFRA, along with trade bodies Ueapme and Cosmebio is recommending the industry combines the use of on-pack information with electronic methods on products that contain allergenic fragrances. 

L’Oréal gets pulled up by the FDA on skin care claims

25-Feb-2015 - L’Oréal has received its third warning letter in as many years, this time getting cautioned over product claims for skin pigmentation that should put them in the new drug category....